Author Archives: Daniel Harper

The Connected Boat: What It Is and Why It’s Changing the Game

It’s early Saturday morning, and you and your spouse have just arrived at the slip of your 36’ Sea Ray. You’ve had a rather hectic week at the office and have been looking forward to a relaxing day on the water. After loading your bags and cooler on board, you check the bilge, flip onContinue Reading

January Newsletter – the BIG Android Issue

Read the January Newsletter and find out about the release of the ANDROID app, your units Internal Battery, Siren in the Coast Guard Rescue Boat 36500, a great Siren Story and much more!Continue Reading

A Penny For Your Thoughts – Shore Power Monitoring

Or: How to Avoid Food Poisoning Afloat! Ok, one of the concerns that most of us share, is the state of the food that we leave in our refrigerator when we leave the boat for a few days. One of the great joys of owning a boat that you can “live-aboard” during summer months orContinue Reading

Boat Battery Monitor Customer Story

One of our long time customers sent me an email this morning with an excerpt from a thread with his boatyard. They are plugging-in his boat from time to time to keep his batteries charged up during the winter months. There was a question about the onboard battery monitoring system: “…I have a separate cellContinue Reading

Product News – Siren Marine Releases a Brand New Installation Diagram

In an effort to continually understand better our customers, how our products are being used and how we can improve Siren Marine to better meet these goals, a completely new series of wiring diagrams have been developed by Siren Marine. These diagrams are the products of dozens of conversations with you, our customers and ourContinue Reading

Bilge, Battery and Position. Bilge tops the polls as primary concern shared by boaters; but battery remains the king.

Of the 575 boaters that took our on-line poll, 231, or 40% said that bilge pump activity was what concerned them most when away from their boat. Security at 36% was second followed by Battery Level at 16% and “Other” at 8%. Temperature and Shore Power were the predominant “Other” choices.   This gives usContinue Reading

Power or Sail?

Some things keep us up at night. Only because we care. Head over to the Siren Marine Facebook page and let your voice be heard by replying in the comments.

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Dead Reckoning. Reflections from the Sea

Dead Reckoning.  Essential for navigation. Critical for life.

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As we approach the end of another year, and the beginning of the next; it is a personal habit to slip away, by myself, and reflect. To dedicate some time to consider the year in my wake. To evaluate the route that I had planned, the storms and sunsets I encountered along the way, the horizon I had as a final waypoint. All now plotted neatly on the chart. Connecting lines of list and calendars, times spent with colleagues, friends and family. Ventures new and habits old. Relationships ended, suspended, blossoming and born out of chance. Wins and loses. These fixes, if you will, plot the journey of the past 12 months, the watches I have stood to sail life from where I was, to where I am. And, if in-fact, the place to which I have arrived, is actually the place for which I was steering.Continue Reading

Blown Fuse on Bilge Pump System Found and Fixed!

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A typical 15amp ANL fuse. Blown.
Absolutely nothing at all unusual or special about this fuse. Or the fact that it is blown.
EXCEPT:
It is the fuse for the automatic bilge pump system.

While installing a basic Pixie on a new customer’s boat last week, along with the yard’s head technician of 25 years, we came across a problem. No power at the 24/7 power bus. As most boats have, this boat had a circuit that powered things like the stereo’s internal clock, memory on the electronics, the CO2 detection system and… the automatic bilge pump system.

Why the Bilge Pump System is “King”

All boats have unique electrical systems, and for that matter, every boat, unless it is one of the strict one-design racing classes, are different even among the same year, make and model. However – one thing most boats have in common, is a power source that is in-line before the main battery on/off switch. Commonly called a 24/7 circuit. This source is intended primarily for critical systems that should never be without power, and the automatic bilge pump system is king of all of these systems.  Being able to monitor the performance of you bilge pump is critical.Continue Reading

Visit Siren Marine at the New Orleans International Work Boat Show

We are very pleased to be exhibiting with Gencorp Insurance Group this year at the New Orleans Work Boat Show! Turnout this year has been terrific, and you can see our team at booth 3653. Having Randy Carnahan from Gencorp Insurance Group with us has also been exciting. Gencorp provides first class Business and PersonalContinue Reading

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